Sakai Noriko

Noriko Sakai

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  • First Name: Noriko
  • Family Name: Sakai
  • Native name: 酒井法子
  • Also Known as: Nori-P
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: February 14, 1971
  • Age: 48

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Noriko Sakai

Sakai Noriko

  • Name: Sakai Noriko
  • Native name: 酒井法子
  • Also Known as: Nori-P
  • Nationality: Japanese
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: February 14, 1971
  • Age: 48
Noriko Sakai is a Japanese singer and actress. She was born in Fukuoka, Japan. She debuted in 1986 as an idol singer, and her short hair style, smile, and youthful image became a talking point in entertainment media. She married Yuuichi Takasou in 1998, and divorced on July 31, 2010. She and Yuuichi have one son, born in 1999. In the early years of her career, she used the nickname Nori-P, although in the mid-1990s she started to distance herself from it.

In 1995, she acted in Hoshi no Kinka (Heaven's Coins) as Aya Kuramoto, also singing the theme song Aoi Usagi which became her best selling album to date.

In January 2000, after the birth of her son, Sakai made a comeback to showbiz, and gradually took on roles in movies, drama and advertising. She was particularly popular in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

In August 2009, Sakai was arrested on suspicion of possession and abuse of drugs and sentenced to probation for three years. She divorced after the incident and temporarily stayed away from the media circle. After her probation ended, she began rehearsals for the theater, and signed on with Office Nigun Niiba, as a first step towards returning to the media committee. In April 2011, Sakai participated in a tour around Beijing to educate the hazards of drug addiction. She claimed that she would temporarily set aside her entertainment career to partake in charity organizations.

At a news conference on November 24, 2012, Sakai announced her return to the entertainment industry, after finishing her suspended sentence that ended earlier Friday. She returned to the stage in December 2012 as the main character in a story about the Sengoku period, ending December 25, 2012. In all, 7,500 people attended the stage performance during the ten-day period.

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Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2007 Marumaru Chibi Maruko-chan
Japanese Drama, 2007, 31 eps
Sumire Sakura (Main Role)
31
Sumire Sakura
Main Role
8.0
2005 Fight
Japanese Drama, 2005, 162 eps
Kido Asako (Support Role)
162
Kido Asako
Support Role
7.4
2003 Mukodono 2003
Japanese Drama, 2003, 11 eps
Minami Ishihara (Support Role)
11
Minami Ishihara
Support Role
7.1
2003 Okami ni Narimasu!
Japanese Drama, 2003, 24 eps
Yoshino Natsuko (Main Role)
24
Yoshino Natsuko
Main Role
0.0
2002 Toshiie and Matsu
Japanese Drama, 2002, 49 eps
One (Support Role)
49
One
Support Role
8.4
1998 Seija No Koushin
Japanese Drama, 1998, 11 eps
Hagawa Momo (music teacher) (Support Role)
11
Hagawa Momo (music teacher)
Support Role
8.0
1997 Under One Roof 2
Japanese Drama, 1997, 12 eps
Kashiwagi Koyuki (Main Role)
12
Kashiwagi Koyuki
Main Role
8.1
1996 Heaven's Coin 2
Japanese Drama, 1996, 12 eps
Kuramoto Aya (Main Role)
12
Kuramoto Aya
Main Role
6.7
1995 Heaven's Coin
Japanese Drama, 1995, 12 eps
Kuramoto Aya (Main Role)
12
Kuramoto Aya
Main Role
7.2
1993 Under One Roof
Japanese Drama, 1993, 12 eps
Kashiwagi Koyuki (Support Role)
12
Kashiwagi Koyuki
Support Role
8.7
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2008 SS - Special Stage
Japanese Movie, 2008,
Kumiko (Support Role)
Kumiko
Support Role
0.0
2006 I am Nipponjin
Japanese Movie, 2006,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
2004 Premonition
Japanese Movie, 2004,
Satomi Ayaka (Main Role)
Satomi Ayaka
Main Role
6.9
2004 Moonlight Jellyfish
Japanese Movie, 2004,
Terasawa Yukiko (Support Role)
Terasawa Yukiko
Support Role
7.3
2003 Ju-on: The Grudge 2
Japanese Movie, 2003,
Harase Kyouko (Main Role)
Harase Kyouko
Main Role
7.3
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2000 Honto ni Atta Kowai Hanashi Special 2
Japanese Special, 2000, 1 eps
(Main Role)
1
Main Role
0.0
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The Highest Rated Japanese Dramas of the Heisei Period
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